Breastfeeding is a highly personal and intimate experience for mothers.Thisbeing our last baby to join the family and not being able to feed for as long as I hoped with our first child, I'm grateful that I've been able to have this experience. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was feeding a newborn every 2 - 3 hours.
Fast forward a year later and we're getting ready to wean him off and breastfeeding for overtwelvemonths has certainly has its ups and downs. Here are five interesting facts I've learned from my experience:
This week, we look at a baby checklist for preparing for newborn life. Whether this is your first child or another little addition to your family, adjusting to life with a newborn requires a lot of support. This is especially true during the pandemic when parents are facing an unprecedented amount of uncertainty and fear for the safety of their families.
Hand expressing of breast milk is a low-tech, no fuss technique that was incredibly useful to my babies and I during our feeding journey. It helped me in various ways, from collecting colostrum to relieving pain from breast engorgement. Here are five things you may not know about hand expression:
Every mother wants to feel confident about feedings and how much their little one is getting. Feeding your baby is an ongoing journey that will have its bumps and highlights. Along with sleeping habits/routines, this will most likely be the topic you're googling most during the first year of baby's life.
Listed below are our five real mama tested and approved positions, especially in those beautiful newborn days:
Postpartum perineal care is extremely important but is often a subject that can be scary to talk about prior to delivery. Listed below are my top five recommendations for perineal care. But most importantly of all, remember to be kind to yourself.